HOME: Multilingual Story Time

Repeats every month on the third Wednesday until Wed Dec 21 2022 .
January 19, 2022 - 10:30am - 11:00am
February 16, 2022 - 10:30am - 11:00am
March 16, 2022 - 10:30am - 11:00am
April 20, 2022 - 10:30am - 11:00am
May 18, 2022 - 10:30am - 11:00am
June 15, 2022 - 10:30am - 11:00am
July 20, 2022 - 10:30am - 11:00am
August 17, 2022 - 10:30am - 11:00am
September 21, 2022 - 10:30am - 11:00am
October 19, 2022 - 10:30am - 11:00am
November 16, 2022 - 10:30am - 11:00am
December 21, 2022 - 10:30am - 11:00am


This is a virtual event.

Join us for a virtual HOME Multilingual Story Time from the comfort of your home. HOME Multilingual Story Time features children’s books written or illustrated by authors, illustrators, and artists who have faced forced displacement as refugees, asylum seekers, or immigrants, and come from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. Designed for children aged 4-8, we believe that reading picture books is a way to share and discuss big ideas with young children. We end each session with an art activity from Lynden art educator Claudia Orjuela. Follow-up activities will be available for download.

Scheduled to screen every third Wednesday of the month, HOME Multilingual Story Time is a collaboration with the Milwaukee Public Library, the Islamic Resource Center, Hanan Refugee Relief Group, Alliance Française de Milwaukee, and Milwaukee African Women's Association. Videos will remain on view once they are posted.

Download our resource handout for parents, teachers, and advanced readers here.

Schedule, Recordings, and Activities

To view previous episodes, click here.
January 19: The Day You Begin, written by Jacqueline Woodson, and illustrated by Rafael López, read in Spanish and English
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Activity: Share, Reflect and Play! [Click here to view or download]

February 16: Who Are We?, written by Anneke Forzani, and illustrated by Maria Russo, read in Burmese and English
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Activity: Share and Reflect! [Click here to view or download]

March 16: Paz/Peace, written by Baptiste Paul and Miranda Paul, and illustrated by Estelí Meza, read in Spanish and English
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Activity: Mark the box [Click here to view or download]

April 20: آیا من کوچک هستم؟ /Am I Small?, written by Philipp Winterberg, and illustrated by Nadja Wichmann, read in Dari/Farsi, Pashto and English
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May 18: ¡Solo pregunta!: Sé Diferente, Sé Valiente, Sé Tú/Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You, written by Sonia Sotomayor, and illustrated by Rafael López, read in Spanish and English
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June 15: Tus Noog Qej Qawg Ntawv/The Paper Crane, written by Molly Bang, and translated by Mao J. Vang, read in Hmong and English
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July 20: Señorita Mariposa, written by Ben Gundersheimer, and illustrated by Marcos Almada Rivero, read in Spanish and English
August 17: Gimanaadenim/You Hold Me Up, written by Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Danielle Daniel, and translated by Angela Mesic and Margaret Noodin, read in Anishinaabemowin and English
September 21: Vejigante Masquerader, written and illustrated by Lulu Delacre, read in Spanish and English
October 19: Yuko-chan and the Daruma Doll: The Adventures of a Blind Japanese Girl Who Saves Her Village, written and illustrated by Sunny Seki, read in Japanese and English
November 16: ?De donde eres/Where Are You From?, written by Yamile Saied Mendez, and illustrated by Jaime Kim
December 21: I'll Build You a Bookcase, written by Jean Ciborowski Fahey, and illustrated by Simone Shin, read in Mandarin and English

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